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Last updated: 10 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
De Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Owner/operator:7 EFTS Royal Air Force (7 EFTS RAF)
Registration: BB853
MSN: 3396
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Desford, Leicestershire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
Destination airport:RAF Desford, Leicestershire
First registered (C of R 6224) on 24.9.35 as G-ADPF to Reid & Sigrist Ltd., New Malden, Surrey (aircraft based at Desford, Leicestershire). C of A 5126 issued 19.11.35. Operated by 7 E&RFTS at RAF Desford, Leicestershire.

Unit renamed 7 EFTS upon outbreak of war on 3.9.39. Damaged when crashed on take-off. Kirkbymoorside, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire 10.5.40; repaired and returnd to service. Registration cancelled 3.1.41 by Secretary of State, Air Ministry. Impressed into military service as BB853 3.1.41 (same day). Remained with 7 EFTS RAF Desford.

Written off (damaged beyond repair) 10.10.41 when swung off the runway on landing, and collided with a dispersal hut at RAF Desford, Leicestershire. Aircraft caught fire on impact, and brunt out. Pilot, Leading Aircraftman P M A Hull, injured. Presumed Struck off Charge as Cat.E(FA) by/on 31.10.41

However, civil registration G-ADPF only officially (and belatedly) cancelled ("Cancellation by Secretary of State") post-war - on 9.11.45 - after the Air Ministry's 1945 census into the continued survival (or not) of all pre-war UK civil registered aircraft. (They seemed to have been unaware of the 3.1.41 impressment...)


2. National Archives (PRO Kew) File AIR 81/9499:


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Revision history:

14-Jan-2018 15:27 Dr. John Smith Added
16-Oct-2018 20:59 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
10-Aug-2021 17:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative, Category]
10-Aug-2021 17:58 Dr. John Smith Updated [Total occupants]
10-Aug-2021 17:59 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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